|Monday – Friday||8:00am – 10:00pm|
|Saturday – Sunday||8:00am – 10:00pm|
|NOTE: The last wash is 75 minutes prior to closing. Please ensure that you have completed your laundry by the posted closing time. The store will close shortly after the last laundry customer departs.|
|Dry cleaning and wash-and-fold orders should be picked up by 9:00pm at the latest.|
|Family Day||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Easter Saturday||8:00am – 10:00pm|
|Victoria Day||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|August Civic Holiday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Labour Day||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thanksgiving Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thanksgiving Holiday Monday||CLOSED|
|CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S DAY|
|Christmas Eve||9:00am – 4:00pm|
|New Year’s Eve||9:00am – 4:00pm|
|New Year’s Day||CLOSED|
Surf’s Up! opened in Kingston in the spring of 1995. At that time it was known as The Washboard. It was envisioned by Paula Loh to be a sister business to the main Pizza Pizza store in Kingston: the customer entrance/exit and common areas to be shared by the two businesses. Customers could do their laundry and relax in the seating area while having a light meal. The staff of Pizza Pizza would always be available to provide change and answer questions regarding the operation of the laundry machines.
In September, 2002, the Pizza Pizza store was sold back to the chain’s head office. At that time, the two businesses were physically separated to reflect the change in ownership and business circumstances.
In a quick response to the need for a new business concept, the coin laundry was given a new identity and renamed Surf’s Up!. New services were added: dry cleaning and wash-and-fold laundry service. A snack bar was incorporated to provide light meals, once again, for the laundry’s customers.
Surf’s Up! expanded as of April, 2005, doubling in size. Further equipment updates were completed in August, 2012.
New equipment includes:
- 16 multi-load washers
- 6 20-lb washers that each hold 2-loads
- 4 30-lb washers that each hold 3-loads
- 4 40-lb washers that each hold 4-loads
- 2 60-lb washers that each hold 6-loads
- 20 triple-load dryers
- 6 folding tables
The equipment in the original side of the laundromat remains:
- 12 single-load top-load washers
- 16 single-load dryers
- 4 triple-load dryers
- 4 folding tables
Our snack bar complements the spacious seating area. It is climate-controlled with air conditioning for the hot summer months – enjoy a snack, do some homework, read the daily newspaper, or make use of our wi-fi hotspot. Check out the photomurals of Kingston from the 1940s while you are here.
Where else in Kingston can you find a coin laundry with a comfortable seating area?
We have lots of tables, chairs and bench seating to let you spread out and read the newspaper (we also sell the Kingston Whig Standard), do your homework, or work on your laptop. Wireless internet access is available via our Cogeco hotspot.
Unique and attractive decor … check out our photomurals of Kingston from the 1940s. We also have a map of Kingston dated 1875. Come and see how much the city has changed!
We have coffee, tea, and assorted cold beverages. Enjoy a snack while waiting for your laundry or if you’re simply in the neighbourhood when you need a coffee break. Scooped ice cream is available, in season.
Our Kingston dry cleaner has over 40 years of experience. We handle the dry cleaning of suede and leather items such as jackets and UGG boots, in addition to business and dress clothing and wedding dresses. Area rug cleaning service is also available.
Next-Day Service on Most Standard Items (allow 2-3 working days for heavily-soiled or bulky items)
Storefront parking … easy to make a quick dropoff and pickup of your garments.
We are open daily at 8:00am and items may be picked up until at least 9:00pm … it’s convenient to drop off and pickup your items on your way to and from work.
We accept Interac, Mastercard, and Visa in addition to cash payment.
Please allow a minimum of 1 week for the following items (Wedding Dresses require at least 4 weeks)
Leather & Suede Cleaning …
jackets, coats, skirts, pants, boots, purses, sheepskin rugs, cushions, baseball caps
Wedding Dresses … cleaning and preservation
Furs … cleaning, storage and repair
Area Rugs … cleaning and repair
King-Size Duvets & Feather Beds
Smoke Odour Removal
Please enquire for pricing on any items that you do not see in our Price Lists.
We have a popular wash-and-fold laundry service for those who prefer to drop off their laundry and pick it up later at their leisure. Would you rather do something else with your time than doing laundry? We can help.
How much is your leisure time worth to you?
Have you calculated how much time you spend doing laundry when you could be doing something more enjoyable?
What other things would you rather do instead?
Let us do your laundry during those times when you need a break (some people need that break every week!). We will wash, for sale dry and fold it for you. All you do is drop it off and pick it up at your leisure. Let us know if you have any special instructions regarding the handling of certain items.
Same-Day Service 7 Days a Week
Please allow us a minimum of 4 hours to ensure that your time expectations are met. For example, sick drop off your laundry in the morning on your way to work and pick it up on your way home in the evening. Or drop it off in the evening for pickup the following afternoon or evening.
And you get to spend your leisure time doing something that you want to do.
Our price is $1.25/lb and includes detergent, cure dryer sheets, washing, drying and folding (Minimum charge of $10.00). Please provide hangers if you prefer your shirts to be hung instead of folded.
We launder large items, such as comforters and duvets, on a piece basis. These prices range from $15.00 to $40.00 per item.
Coin Laundry Tips
Overloading a Machine
Overloading a top-loader washing machine is false economy. Your clothes will not be cleaned properly since the water and detergent cannot freely circulate through all the items. The result will be detergent residue and half-cleaned clothes.
Average Value of a Load of Laundry
The average value of one load of laundry is $150.00.
[Source: The Tide FabricCare Network]
Should dye be transferred from one garment to another, do not put the stained clothes in the dryer until the stain has been removed. Drying will ‘set’ the dye, making it much more difficult to remove.
Soak the garment with a bleach-based product or Oxy-Clean to remove unwanted dye transfer.
Dry Cleaning Information
|Please refer to the dry cleaning article by the Better Business Bureau for information about the dry cleaning process.|
Looking for a clean coin laundry and more?
Surf’s Up! Laundry & Dry Cleaning provides a wide selection of large-capacity coin laundry machines, from single-load to massive six-load washers – do all of your laundry at once. Bulky items such as comforters, duvets and pillows are easily accommodated. We sell laundry detergent and dryer sheets for your convenience.
The centrally-located clean store is brightly lit by a wide storefront of windows and a friendly attendant is on duty to provide assistance and change for the machines. Debit cashback is also available – no need for an extra trip to the bank. There is storefront parking for convenient access. Open daily from 8:00am.
We are eco-friendly and have a solar hot water system mounted on the roof.
30 Washers, including 18 Multi-Load Washers, 36 Efficient Gas Dryers
Lots of Machines
… do all of your laundry at once!
Large-Capacity Washers that hold up to 6 Loads
… wash those bulky items, such as comforters and duvets
Attendant Always on Duty
Comfortable Seating Area
… where else in Kingston can you find a coin laundry with one of these?
Laundry Products Available
… Single-load Tide powder, Liquid Detergent by the jug, and Dryer Sheets
|$2.25/single-load washer||$0.25 for 7 minutes/single-load dryer
(an average load requires 5-6 quarters)
|$0.25 for 4 minutes/triple-load dryer
(an average load requires 10-12 quarters)
|Dryer Sheets $0.25
|We have nylon laundry bags available for sale:
30″ x 40″
$10.99, plus taxes